If there is one thing that says Valentine’s Day to my kids it’s a stuffed animal, so what better way to celebrate the day of love than to create a special Valentine’s Day stuffed animal at Build-A-Bear in West Edmonton Mall. 


Even better Build-A-Bear has a special Valentine’s Day collection with sugar scented characters for you to create a special one of a kind keepsake for that someone special in your life this Valentine’s Day! 


Build-A-Bear in 7 steps

From start to finish there are 7 steps to create your own character! 


Choose me – The first step to picking your special character! Sophie chose one of the bears from the Valentine’s Day collection while Carter and Finn both chose a Pokemon character.

Build-A-Bear Hear me – Here you can choose to record your very own message or choose from one of their many popular phrases and sounds. (The kids had so much fun listening to all of them!) 


Stuff me – Where you get to help stuff your own bear and where you also add the special heart which includes your own very special wish. The one thing that I liked about this section was that you could also add more or less stuffing. Finley likes stuffed animals that are more firm so this was a great option for him!

Fluff me – Where you can spruce your bear with by brushing it and fluffing it up. 


Dress me – Build-A-Bear has so many options for clothing and accessories including special Valentine’s Day options to go with your Valentine’s Day character. This is probably where we spent the most amount of time ensuring that the outfits were perfect. 


Build-A-BearName me – You can either choose a name yourself or there are suggestions for you too. When getting ready to take your special keepsake home you are also provided with a birth certificate with their name and date of birth! 


Take me home – Choose from a box, bag, or even a backpack. All 3 of the kids chose a backpack which looked adorable when they were walking through the mall. 

Order your Valentine’s Build-A-Bear online

The great thing about Build-A-Bear is that you can also create a Valentine’s Day character online and have it sent to the person that you are making it for (or even yourself). There is even the option to record a message of your own or choose one of the many phrases or sounds, online making it just that much more personable.

*Orders online must be made by February 9th 

Enter to win a Build-A-Bear $50 Gift Card

I’ve partnered with Build-A-Bear to give one lucky winner the chance to win a $50 Gift Card to create their own stuffed animals at either one of the Canadian Build-A-Bear locations or to use online. Enter below! 

The contest is open in Canada only, excluding Quebec. Must be 18+ to enter

a Rafflecopter giveaway


This post was sponsored by Build-A-Bear by way of product, however, all opinions are my own. 


34 Comments on Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Build-A-Bear + a $50 Gift Card Giveaway

  1. Kendra
    at 12:56 pm (2 weeks ago)

    My daughter just made a Skye build a bear and she loves it so much! She’d love to go again

  2. Tara Betterley
    at 1:00 pm (2 weeks ago)

    My all time favorite has to be the Wonder Woman Bear. But, I really like the Pawlette and would love to have the Chocolate Covered Strawberry outfit on it!

  3. Jennifer Kuznicki
    at 1:02 pm (2 weeks ago)

    So cute! I love the classic teddy bears

  4. Jennifer Wilson
    at 1:09 pm (2 weeks ago)

    I love the Sugar Scent Pup.

  5. Darcie
    at 1:10 pm (2 weeks ago)

    We love this store and hope to make it there for valentines

  6. Shannon
    at 1:40 pm (2 weeks ago)

    I love build a bear! All of my children have had at least one while growing up! They last forever! My favorite is my sons teddy, it has short fur and is super soft!

  7. Jonnie
    at 2:59 pm (2 weeks ago)

    My favorite is Toothless because my son absolutely loves him

  8. Jena
    at 5:55 pm (2 weeks ago)

    My children would love to build their own bears as they have not yet. I think they would like a paw patrol & a unicorn stuffie.

  9. Julie Bolduc
    at 8:58 pm (2 weeks ago)

    I love the Philadelphia Eagles Bear

  10. Andrea
    at 9:40 pm (2 weeks ago)

    My little guy would love a Paw Patrol bear!

  11. Josh S
    at 9:57 pm (2 weeks ago)

    I like the Mario Bear

  12. bn100
    at 10:05 pm (2 weeks ago)

    no fav

  13. Amy Heffernan
    at 6:18 am (2 weeks ago)

    I love the valentines day collection white and pink bear!

  14. Jenny Major
    at 1:58 pm (2 weeks ago)

    I love the valentines day collection bear!

  15. Rebecca
    at 2:09 pm (2 weeks ago)

    Paw patrol for my boys.

  16. Jaimie Nicoll
    at 2:11 pm (2 weeks ago)

    All of the Valentine’s characters are adorable!!! This would be a fantastic Valentine’s date for my 3 year old daughter and I!

  17. ivy pluchinsky
    at 2:13 pm (2 weeks ago)

    My niece would love the Sugar Scent Hearts Kitty

  18. Melinda
    at 6:49 pm (2 weeks ago)

    Pikachu is adorable.

  19. Jen
    at 8:17 pm (2 weeks ago)

    I <3 toothless

  20. Shelley
    at 9:33 pm (2 weeks ago)

    I would love to take my little one there. She would probably choose something purple and soft.

  21. Jocelyn
    at 9:50 pm (2 weeks ago)

    My niece is coming to visit me and I would love to take her to Buikd A bear!!🐻

  22. Marlene J
    at 10:18 am (2 weeks ago)

    I love the Sweet Scent Leopard

  23. Carole D
    at 10:22 am (2 weeks ago)

    I love the Sugar Scent Pup.

  24. Stephanie
    at 11:27 am (2 weeks ago)

    I love the Sugar Scent Tiny Hearts Bear!!

  25. Dameshia
    at 12:37 am (2 weeks ago)

    The Valentine’s Day collection is my favorite I love the colors! My daughters love Disney Frozen

  26. Linda
    at 1:04 am (2 weeks ago)

    I like the Sweet Scent Panda. I think my son would love it.

  27. Soozle
    at 6:27 am (2 weeks ago)

    I really like the Chocolate covered teddy

  28. Sara K
    at 9:17 am (2 weeks ago)

    My son would love paw patrol. My daughter would love any of them!

  29. Darrah Bailey
    at 10:43 am (1 week ago)

    I would say the Pokémon ones will be a fave around here ☺️

  30. Lee-Ann J
    at 11:18 am (1 week ago)

    They are all great!

  31. Jennifer P.
    at 12:12 pm (1 week ago)

    My favourite classic is the Happy Hugs Teddy – looks super soft and cuddly! One of my daughters really loves the Color Craze Unicorn, and the other loves the Promise Pets Pig. The Peter Rabbit is super cute too!

  32. leana
    at 12:13 pm (1 week ago)

    My daughter would adore the Skye build a bear!

  33. Kami Sundstrom
    at 9:27 pm (1 week ago)

    My 4 year old really wants a Paw Patrol bear, any character! Thanks for the giveaway 💗

  34. Cassandra D
    at 10:12 pm (1 week ago)



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